Police seek answers after former NFL player kills 5, himself

Police said Phillip Adams, who for six seasons in the NFL shot and killed a prominent doctor, his wife and their grandchildren, as well as repairman, before turning the gun on himself Wednesday.



April 9, 2021 - 2:28 PM

Jack Logan, founder of Put Down the Guns Young People, places stuffed animals and flowers outside of Riverview Family Medicine and Urgent Care after the fatal shooting of Dr. Robert Lesslie and four others the previous day, on Thursday in Rock Hill, South Carolina. York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson announced that former NFL player Phillip Adams shot and killed Lesslie, his wife Barbara Lesslie, their grandchildren Adah Lesslie and Noah Lesslie, and James Lewis, a man working at their home, before Adams shot and killed himself. Photo by Sean Rayford / Getty Images / TNS

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former NFL player Phillip Adams fatally shot five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren before killing himself early Thursday.

York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson told a news conference that investigators had not yet determined a motive for Wednesday’s mass shooting.

“There’s nothing right now that makes sense to any of us,” Tolson said.

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